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First Family

First Family

Book - 2009
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Following the instant #1 New York Times bestseller Simple Genius, Sean King and Michelle Maxwell return in David Baldacci's most heart-pounding thriller to date . . .
It began with what seemed like an ordinary children's birthday party. Friends and family gathered to celebrate. There were balloons and cake, games and gifts.
This party, however, was far from ordinary. It was held at Camp David, the presidential retreat. And it ended with a daring kidnapping . . . which immediately turned into a national security nightmare.
Sean King and Michelle Maxwell were not looking to become involved. As former Secret Service agents turned private investigators, they had no reason to be. The FBI doesn't want them interfering. But years ago, Sean King saved the First Lady's husband, then a senator, from political disaster. Now, Sean is the one person the First Lady trusts, and she presses Sean and Michelle into the desperate search to rescue the abducted child.
With Michelle still battling her own demons, and forces aligned on all sides against her and Sean, the two are pushed to the absolute limit. In the race to save an innocent victim, the line between friend and foe will become impossible to define . . . or defend.
Publisher: New York :, Grand Central Pub.,, 2009.
Edition: First edition, large print edition.
ISBN: 9780446546959
Branch Call Number: LT FIC BAL
Characteristics: pages ; cm
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Sep 28, 2020

Don’t know how ANYONE could rate this more than 2-3 stars, let alone 5! Baldacci can drivel on about minutiae in this one like none other. At times painfully. I trudged on because there is a story in there that I wanted to discover. I’ll give him that. How can anyone claim this one a “page turner” though? King and Maxwell characters seemingly devolve with each successive book. Go ahead and read if that’s your cup of tea, but be forewarned.

Feb 23, 2020

This book plods along at glacial speed for SIX HUNDRED AND TWELVE PAGES .
I finally gave it up at pg 300.

Jul 23, 2019

Willa was a great character, as was Sam Quarry. Really, really liked this book!

Mar 23, 2018

Loved this story.

Jun 09, 2017

I really enjoyed this book. All of his books that I have read are really good. This one had a great plot and lots of twists and turns. I could not wait to get back to the story every time I had to stop reading. All the characters are so interesting that you want to learn more about them.
Highly recommend this book and I am sure you will like the rest of the books he has written.

Jan 10, 2016

One of his best books. A plot that has many surprises. Couldn't put it down - action from page 1 to the end.

Jan 12, 2014

Love the King and Maxwell series. This book defidently made up for the last one that was so boring.

Nov 26, 2012

Great author and very well written stories!

Oct 06, 2012

Read Oct. 2012...Really liked the story and the way it was written. I like John Grisham, and asked the librarian who she would recommend as similar authors...good recommendation. I will definately read more by this author.

Jan 31, 2012

Not just another First Family plot - but a difference in the twist! Fast reading - a page turner!

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Sean King & Michelle Maxwell, ex-secret service , joined together to become PIs. Sean King saved the First Lady's husrband back when he was a senator and has become one person the First Lady trusts, and she now presses Sean and Michelle into the desparate search to resue the aducted child, her neice. Michelles still battling her own demons and forces alignedon all sides against her and Sean, the two are pushed to the absolute limit. In the ace to save an innocent victim, the line between friend and foe will become impossible to define...or defend.


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